Oprah Calls Defense of Author 'a Mistake' - New York Times
In an extraordinary reversal of her strident defense of the author whose book she catapulted to the top of the best-seller list, Oprah Winfrey said today she believed that the author James Frey "betrayed millions of readers" by making up elements of his life in his best-selling memoir, "A Million Little Pieces."

She added that she believed "I made a mistake" when she said that the truth of the book mattered less than its story of redemption.

Good for her. It was a mistake. It's pretty rare these days for a public figure to just say straight out that they were wrong.

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